As the Fourth of July creeps closer, more and more weekend nights are filled with the booms of fireworks.
For the first time, several new fireworks are available to residents - fireworks that were previously not allowed in the state. These fireworks include mines and shells, which are louder and larger than most.
Several people in neighboring Patch town White Lake have already filed noise complaints with the police. Other towns, like Utica, are prohibiting firework use for most of the year.
Some readers are upset that fireworks sales have started so early, citing issues with neighbors launching firework upsetting their kids or scaring their dogs.
"My dog would love a noise ordinance, as would the rest of our household," Jeri Lea Kroll wrote on the Brighton Facebook Page. "It is one thing to prepare a sensitive pup for one day of noise but unexpected fireworks in the neighborhood for days and weeks on end is more than we can take. I would imagine that those with babies and small children might have some similar thoughts?"
However Vicki Price wrote "celebrating our independence is part of sharing the pride we have of being Americans. Embrace it!"
So Brighton Patch wants to know:
Have the sound and frequency of fireworks become a nuisance? Should there be an ordinance restricting when fireworks should be used, or do you trust your neighbors to use good judgement?